If you’re all about rough riding and off-road racing, you know that a stock suspension system just doesn’t cut it. You need more—more strength, more stability, and more control. And that’s exactly what SuperATV delivers with our long travel kits.
But what is a long travel kit, and why would you want one? A lot goes into adding one of these kits to your side-by-side, so we imagine you have some questions. We’ve put together a list of the most common long travel queries to bring you up to speed.
Still have questions after reading through this list? Drop a comment below and we’ll be happy to answer it for you!
A long travel kit is a complete suspension replacement. It comes with everything you need to make your off-road vehicle wider, stronger, and more stable than stock.
Long travel kits are designed to dampen the effects of rough riding. The extra width provides stability and makes your machine harder to tip, so you can approach turns at higher speeds. And the extra suspension travel keeps your shocks from bottoming out as easily.
More suspension travel helps to soften your landing after launching off hills or dunes. Increased suspension articulation also helps with complicated trail riding and technical driving. A long travel kit gives you a smoother ride, room for bigger tires, and easier high-speed cornering.
These kits aren’t for everyone, though. If you ride on trails where a maximum vehicle width is enforced or if you’re looking to lift your machine, a long travel suspension probably isn’t for you. These kits are designed for width and stability, not lift.
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All SuperATV long travel kits come with:
Depending on the model, some will also have new springs, shock relocation brackets, or a steering stop kit.
A conversion kit is similar to a long travel kit in that they both give you a complete suspension overhaul. However, conversion kits are made to convert your machine’s suspension to that of another specific machine—like if you want to give your RZR the suspension of a RZR S.
While they’re similar, conversion kits don’t always come with the exact same components that you get in a long travel kit.
Long travel kits are designed to make your machine wider, not taller. They’re all about giving you more stability. The main goal of a lift kit, on the other hand, is to get your machine higher off the ground, allowing for the clearance of larger tires.
Nope! SuperATV’s long travel kits come with everything you need.
The increase in width varies from kit to kit. SuperATV sells 3” through 6” kits. The advertised width is per side, so you’re getting an additional 6” to 12” of width overall.
No, stock axles are not compatible with SuperATV long travel kits. However, each kit comes with Rhino 2.0 Axles.
A lift kit may or may not be compatible with your long travel kit—it depends on your machine. If this is something you’re interested in, give us a call and we’ll get you figured out.
If you’re looking for maximum height, you may also consider adding a GDP Portal Gear Lift on top of your long travel kit.
Your max tire size depends on your particular machine and long travel kit. Here’s the breakdown for all SuperATV kits:
Just like max tire size, whether or not your A-arms will have an offset depends on the kit:
Most long travel kits use shock brackets that require stock shocks or the equivalent. If you want to go with aftermarket shocks, the requirements will vary from kit to kit. You can always give us a call if you’re unsure of your shock length requirements.
All arms are covered by a lifetime warranty.
The included Rhino 2.0 Axles come with an 18-month warranty.
The heavy duty 4340 ball joints are covered for one year. Some long travel kits give you the option of upgrading to our super duty 300M ball joints, which are covered for a lifetime.
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I have a 2020 Honda Talon R with a Turbo. Do you have a Long Travel Kit for it and what would the price be?
Hey Ben! Unfortunately, we do not offer long travel kits for Hondas as of right now.
Hey guys I have an 2014 Articat wildcat 1000 with a long travel kit 3” I have 2 axles that are shot and I cannot find these extended axles anywhere ! I desperately need some help locating these. My bike has been down for quite some time now searching for these things.
Hey Andrew, unfortunately we don’t have any long travel axles for the Arctic Cat Wildcat 1000. It looks like you might have to do some custom work. One company that could help is Summers Brothers racing. In the past, they’ve been able to provide custom-length shafts that fit OEM CVs, although I’m not 100% sure they can still do that. They’re also based out of Canada which can be a hassle if you’re not, but their prices seem reasonable. Turner Axles should be able to help you out too, but they’re a little pricier.
Sorry we can’t help you out more. Hopefully this sets you on the path to getting what you need.
Thank you guys !!!
I installed a long travel kit but I’m getting some some noise from rear axles. The angle doesn’t look correct on the axles.
I’m also doing a high lift kit on another cart, I haven’t started on that one yet.
Hey Thomas. There are a lot of variables that can lead to different kinds of suspension issues on a long travel kit. If it’s a SuperATV long travel kit you’ve installed, your best bet is to give us a call at 855-743-3427 so we can help you out. Thanks for reading!